Salvation Prayer

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Christ, Savior of the World, with Angels - by MEMLING, Hans - from Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp
Christ is Presented-as Salvator Mundi, Savior of the World. The Trefoil, Copied-after the Clover or Shamrock, Represents the Trinity. The Orb, surmounted-with a Cross, means that the Christian Religion is for All. It often has under it written-in Latin, "The Cross Stands, while the World Revolves". The Stole 'Symbolizes' the Voice-of-Immortality. Catholic Priests don Stoles, as a Sign-of Accepting the New Covenant.)

The First (1st) Enemy-of the Salvation-of every Christian, is his own Corruption. "But every Man is Tempted by his own Concupiscence, being Drawn away and Allured" - James 1:14. Along with the Corrupt Inclinations, which Live within us, and Drag us to-Evil; we have many Enemies from without, which Fight-against us.


Prayer to-be Said,
to Obtain the Graces,
Necessary-for Salvation

by Saint Alphonsus Liguori

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Salvation Prayer

littlegoldcross.gif (962 bytes) In the Name-of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Of Jesus Christ, I ask the following Graces:

yellowdot.gif (100 bytes) First, I Pray Thee to-Give me a Lively Faith, in all that the Holy Roman Church, teaches me. Enlighten me also, that I may 'Know' the Vanity-of the Goods-of this World, and the Immensity-of the Infinite Good, that Thou art. Make me also see the Deformity-of the Sins I have Committed, that I may Humble myself and Detest them as I should, and on the other-hand, show me how-Worthy Thou art, because-of Thy Goodness, that I should Love Thee with all my Heart. Make me 'Know' also, the Love Thou hast Borne me, that from this day forward, I may try to be Grateful-for so much Goodness.

yellowdot.gif (100 bytes) Secondly, give me a Firm Confidence of-Receiving Thy Merciful Pardon, for my Sins, Holy Perseverance, and finally, the Glory-of-Heaven, through the Merits-of Jesus Christ, and the Intercession-of Mary.

yellowdot.gif (100 bytes) Thirdly, give me a Great Love of Thee, which shall Detach-from the Love-of this World, and of myself, so that I may Love none-other, but Thee, and may neither-Do nor-Desire anything else, but what is for Thy Glory.

yellowdot.gif (100 bytes) Fourthly, I Beg-of thee a Perfect Resignation-to Thy Will, in Accepting-with-Tranquility: Sorrows, Infirmities, Contempt, Persecutions, Aridity-of-Spirit, Loss-of-Property, of-Esteem, of-Relations, and every-other Cross, which shall Come-to me, from Thy Hands. I Offer myself entirely to-Thee, that Thou mayest do with me, and all that Belongs-to me, what Thou Pleasest. Do Thou only give me Light and Strength to do Thy Will, and especially at the Hour-of-Death, Help me to-Sacrifice my Life to-Thee, with all the Affection I am Capable-of, in-Union with the Sacrifice which Thy Son Jesus Christ, made-of His Life, on the Cross, on Calvary.

yellowdot.gif (100 bytes) Fifthly, I Beg-of Thee, a Great Sorrow for my Sins, which may make me Grieve-over them, as-long-as I Live, and Weep-for the Insults, I have Offered Thee, the Sovereign Good, Who art Worthy-of Infinite Love, and Who hast Loved me, so-much.

yellowdot.gif (100 bytes) Sixthly, I Pray Thee to-Give me the Spirit-of True Humility and Meekness, that I may Accept with-Peace, and even with-Joy, all the Contempt, Ingratitude and Ill-Treatment, I may Receive. At the same-Time, I also Pray Thee to-Give me Perfect Charity, which shall make me Wish-well, to-those who have done Evil to-me, and to-do what Good I can, at-least by Praying for-those who have in-any-way, Injured me.

yellowdot.gif (100 bytes) Seventhly, I Beg Thee to-Give me Love-for the Virtue-of Holy Mortification, by which I may 'Chastise' my Rebellious Senses and 'Cross' my Self-Love; at the same-time, I Beg Thee to-Give me Holy Purity-of-Body, and the Grace to-Resist all Bad Temptations, by always having Recourse-to Thee, and Thy most Holy Mother.

Give me Grace, Faithfully to-Obey my Spiritual Father, and all my Superiors, in all-things. Give me an Upright Intention, that in all I Desire and Do, I may-Seek only Thy Glory, and to-Please Thee alone. Give me a Great Confidence-in the Passion-of Jesus Christ, and in the Intercession-of Mary Immaculate. Give me a Great Love-for the Sacrament-of-the-Altar and a Tender Devotion and Love, to-Thy Holy Mother. Give me, I Pray Thee, above all, Holy Perseverance and the Grace always to Pray-for it, especially in Time-of-Temptation and at the Hour-of-Death.

purgatory_souls3.jpg (20407 bytes) yellowdot.gif (100 bytes) Lastly, I Recommend-to Thee, the Holy Souls-of Purgatory, my Relations and Benefactors, and in a special-manner, I Recommend-to Thee all those who Hate me, or who have in-any-way Offended me; I Beg Thee to-Render them Good, for the Evil they have-Done or may Wish-to Do me. I Recommend-to Thee, all Infidels, Heretics, and all Poor Sinners; give them Light and Strength to-Deliver themselves, from Sin.

O most-Loving God, make Thyself 'Known' and 'Loved' by all, but especially by those who have been more Ungrateful-to Thee, than others, so that by Thy Goodness I may come one-day, to-Sing Thy Mercies in-Heaven, for my Hope is in the Merits-of Thy Blood, and in the Patronage-of Mary.

Mary, Mother of God, Pray-to Jesus for me. So I Hope. So may it be.